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TCU vs Kansas State: Currently, TCU Is Poised to Be a College Football Playoff Team

Written by: Richard Janvrin
Updated December 1, 2022
10 min read
TCU vs Kansas State

It seemed like every week we were looking for a reason to doubt this TCU Horned Frogs team. 

Now, they’re undefeated heading into the Big 12 Championship game against the Kansas State Wildcats. 

Currently, TCU is poised to be a College Football Playoff team, but can K-State play spoiler at AT&T Stadium in Dallas?

TCU vs. K-State Best Bets

Pick: TCU ML (-140) at FanDuel

We’re rolling with the TCU moneyline here as opposed to the spread. 

We decided this because, if you’ll recall, these two teams played in late October. It was not looking good for TCU as they trailed 28-17 at halftime. 

However, Kansas State started losing quarterbacks to injury. 

Not only did Adrian Martinez get hurt, but Will Howard, who will start this game, also did.

This allowed TCU to climb back in.

This is a high-stakes situation for TCU, but they’ll be playing at an NFL stadium in their backyard, so the support will be there.

The keys to victory for each team are as follows:

  • TCU: Don’t play from behind

  • Kansas State: Don’t turn the ball over to this high-octane TCU offense

At 2.5, this may seem like a small number for an undefeated team. Still, Kansas State has some talented offensive playmakers, such as running back Deuce Vaughn, and quarterback Will Howard has been more than competent. 

TCU has the better offense; thus, there are more ways they can win, but if their defense allows a double-digit Kansas State lead, this could spell disaster for the Horned Frogs.

Look for TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston to have a good game and for quarterback Max Duggan to throw the ball around. 

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Pick: Over 62 (-110) at Caesars

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The total is 62, and we won’t lie—this is tough to call. 

Both teams have offensive playmakers, and the defenses for each aren’t exactly intimidating. 

TCU ranks 74th in the nation in total defense, and K-State ranks 45th. 

These teams combined for 64 in their last matchup with multiple K-State quarterback injuries. We think this game could come down to whoever has the ball last. Don't count K-State out—they could very well win this one. 

Look for K-State to stay clean in the turnover margin while these two offenses battle it out in Jerry World.

TCU wins 35-31. 

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.

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